I am trying to figure out an application for a biodegradable packaging material a found out about. It is made from old or used potatoes or corn starch. I was thinking of using it in Pizza boxes to suck up the grease so pizza boxes can be recycled. Does anybody know any good applications for this?
It's not that difficult to make plastic from strong sugars. The trick is to make plastic from less expensive weak sugars like wood chips. One company making plastic from wood chips has given up on a quick biodegradable action because of shelf life requirements of food.
Here is another link in the news:
Here is a food industry supplier with a biodegradable lining for grease: